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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This introductory course is designed to meet the needs of learners who want to work in the beauty sector.  It enables you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and for career progression.

Entry requirements

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:

  • a minimum of five GCSE at grade E/F or above including English and/or maths (Grade 2/3 or above), and Science.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. A small portfolio of your work will be required at the interview or taster day. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.  All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths

Course Content

  • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector
  • Presenting a professional image within the salon
  • Skin care
  • Hand care
  • Basic make-up application and themed face painting
  • Basic manicure and pedicure
  • Create a hair and beauty image
  • Salon reception duties
  • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector

How will I be assessed?

Learners will complete one assignment for each mandatory unit and one assignment for each chosen optional unit, along with practical observations/assessments.  Assessment is ongoing throughout the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There is a kit and uniform to purchase: full details will be given at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You can take your skills to the next level on courses such as the NVQ Level 1 in Beauty Therapy and Level 2 in Beauty Therapy.
 
Careers
This course is an excellent starting point for a range of careers in the hair and beauty sector.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Ebony Saxton

Ebony Saxton

Award-winning beautician Ebony plans to train as beauty lecturer

Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.

I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.

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